Hi, I'm new and need some advice/recommendations

alex45alex45 Registered Users Posts: 9
First of all I would just like to apologize for the length and the general amount of non-knowledge of this post, and I really appreciate you taking time out of your day to read all of it and help me out. I have fine (as in thickness) 3a, medium length and just need some general help/advice/ recommendations on what hair products/ routines I should be using. For starters I have type 3a hair, medium length, recently cut, and very fine thickness. I shower every night ( I don' t have time in the morning), comb my hair in the shower, towel dry by wrapping it up turban-style for a few minutes, and then air dry for a few hours (or less) before bed. Every morning I wake up to find hair that is beautifully curly/wavy with just enough tangles to know I slept on it. This prompts me to brush my hair, for which I use a cheap, plastic bristle brush, resulting in frizzed out hair with very little wave/curl. I would really like to be able to have the beautifully curly hair I get a few hours after I take a shower or when I first get up in the morning before brushing it. My major issues are that I'm a teenager, so I don't have access to anything other than what's available at the supermarket or drugstore, and that by the end of the day my hair gets greasy looking and stringy at the roots so I have to shower every night. If you have any advice or helpful suggestions that would be really awesome. And thank you sooooooo much for helping me out ,all advice will be gratefully read and put to use.


  • NelekeNeleke Registered Users Posts: 456
    in fact it is really easy...
    Don't brush your hair when it is dry...
    I only comb my hair in the shower, as a lot of curlies do...
    Brushing = frizz & breakage
    2c: fine texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity, normal-high density
    CG since March 8th 2013
    Low Poo: Rainforest Radiance shampoo
    Conditioner: Yes to Cucumbers
    Styler: BRHG, Garnier Fructis Gel
    PT: Gliss Kur Repair & Volume

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  • rainboerainboe Registered Users Posts: 284 Curl Neophyte
    Stop brushing your hair. I use to brush my hair everyday, then I would feel so frustrated because it would just become a poofy mess. People with curly hair often find that when they brush their hair it looks worse and they lose curl definition. I don't brush my hair anymore. I finger detangle when it's wet in the shower and covered in conditioner.

    In the morning I usually don't have to do much. If its messy Ill scrunch in a little water. I usually don't get tangles, but If I have one I will gently pull it apart with my hands and maybe water. If its a problem you can mix conditioner and water in a spray bottle as a detangler. You can also sleep with a ponytail at the very top forward part of your head to help reduce frizz and tangles. Or a satin Bonet/pillow case to reduce tangles and frizz.

    If you're happy with your products you don't really have to change them. It might be worth getting a sulfate free shampoo with coco betaine in it so its less drying to shampoo everyday. Also, the newbie stickie threads are useful. Normal towels can frizz hair, so some people dry with a t shift instead.

    When you say your hair is fine do you mean that each hair strand is very thin/fine? If so, I have fine hair and my products are listed in my signature. :) a lot of people out their hair properties and products in their signature of you need ideas.
    Fine Texture, Normal Porosity, Normal Elasticity. Dyed to brown a few months ago.
    Lowpoo: Trader Joe's TTT Shampoo
    Rinse Out:
    Yes to Carrots, AOHR, Aubrey Organics Rosemary Peppermint
    LI: Yes to Carrots
    Stylers: Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie, LA Looks Sports, Suave Professionals Captivating Curls Whipped Mousse
  • alex45alex45 Registered Users Posts: 9
    Thanks a bunch I'll definitely try that :toothy8:
  • alex45alex45 Registered Users Posts: 9
    also, do you know of any good drugstore daily shampoos and/or conditioners that I can try?

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